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    Department of Public Health Reports 10 New Mpox Cases in LA County

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    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 10 new mpox cases in Los Angeles County, a troubling rise from the countywide average of less than two cases per week in recent months.

    Health officials emphasized the importance of early detection, testing, and vaccination in controlling the spread of the disease.

    The Los Angeles Department of Public Health administered mpox vaccinations at an on-site pop-up clinic at the WeHo Pride Street Fair during WeHo Pride Weekend on Saturday June 1, 2024 and Sunday, June 2, 2024. According to a nurse, 200 mpox vaccinations were administered during the weekend. She said she believed it was an even 100 for each day, which was a much larger number than expected.

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is hitting pride events again this year and is offering the mpox (formerly known as “monkeypox”) vaccinations for free during various pride festivals throughout LA. county. No appointment are necessary. Individuals can simply sign up and wait their turn. The LA County Public Health booth is also condoms, swag and information on COVID, STDS and more.

    The mpox vaccine is currently available to anyone who requests it and individuals do not have to disclose information about personal risk. The virus spreads primarily from prolonged skin-to-skin contact, which includes hugging, sleeping in the same bed, or sexual activity, and can also be transmitted via direct contact with scabs, rashes, or respiratory secretions from a person infected with mpox. Large gatherings can become hubs for transmission of the virus, which disproportionately affected gay men, bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in a breakout in 2022.

    Due to the recent spike in cases, public health officials strongly recommend anyone exhibiting symptoms to seek medical attention and get tested.

    To reduce the risk of contracting and spreading mpox, officials advise individuals to limit the number of sexual partners and avoid sex or intimate contact with those who have new or unexplained rashes or sores until they consult a healthcare provider.

    Condoms, gloves, and handwashing are recommended preventive measures. Officials also warned against sharing towels, clothing, bedding, sex toys, fetish gear, and toothbrushes.

    More information on mpox and the department’s mobile vaccination and sexual health clinics can be found on the Department of Public Health’s website.

    http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/monkeypox/pride.htm

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    angry gay pope
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    1 month ago

    I got TWO doses …. one for each testicle.

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    What kind of idiot doesn’t like a hilarious joke like that? 

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